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Wegemer, Gerard 1950-

Works: 14 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 4,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Biographies  Meditations  Prayers and devotions  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA334.M8, 942.052092
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Most widely held works by Gerard Wegemer
Thomas More on statesmanship by Gerard Wegemer( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to examine Sir Thomas More's complete works in view of his concept of statesmanship and, in the process, to link More's humanism, faith and legal and political vocations into a coherent narrative. Throughout More's writings and actions, one finds a consistent and principled approach to statesmanship that emphasizes the free character of the human person and integrates classical and Christian thought with the best of England's common law tradition of self-rule
A Thomas More source book by Gerard Wegemer( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This source book brings together classic text by and about Thomas More - poet, scholar, statesman, family man, educational reformer, philosopher, historian, and saint. In addition to serving as an introduction to More's life and writings for the general reader, this collection is a helpful companion to the study of More's literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the study of sixteenth-century history, literature, philosophy, or politics."--Jacket
Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty by Gerard Wegemer( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to be a free citizen in times of war and tyranny? What kind of education is needed to be a first, or leading citizen in a strife-filled country? And what does it mean to be free when freedom is forcibly opposed? These concerns pervade Thomas More's earliest writings, writings mostly unknown, including his 280 poems, declamation on tyrannicide, coronation ode for Henry VIII, and his life of Pico della Mirandola, all written before Richard III and Utopia. This book analyzes those writings, guided especially by these questions: Faced with generations of civil war, what did young More see as the causes of that strife? What did he see as possible solutions? Why did More spend fourteen years after law school learning Greek and immersed in classical studies? Why do his early works use vocabulary devised by Cicero at the end of the Roman Republic?"--
Thomas More's trial by jury : a procedural and legal review with a collection of documents by Henry Ansgar Kelly( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas More's treason trial in 1535 is one of history's most famous court cases, yet never before have all the major documents been collected, translated, and analyzed by a team of legal and Tudor scholars. This edition serves as an important sourcebook and concludes with a 'docudrama' reconstructing the course of the trial based on these documents. Legal experts H.A. Kelly and R.H. Helmholz take different approaches to the legalities of this trial, and four experienced judges (including Justice of the Queen's Bench Sir Michael Tugendhat) discuss the trial with some disagreements - notably on the meaning and requirement of 'malice' called for in the Parliamentary Act of Supremacy. More's own accounts of his interrogations in prison are analyzed, and the trial's procedures are compared to and contrasted with 16th-century concepts of natural law and also modern judicial practices and principles. The book is a 'must read' not only for students of law and Tudor history but also for all concerned with justice and due process. As a whole, the book challenges Duncan Derrett's conclusions that the trial was conducted in accord with contemporary legal norms and that More was convicted only on the single charge of denying Parliament the power to declare Henry VIII Supreme Head of the English Church (testified to by Richard Rich) - a position that has been uniformly accepted by historians since 1964. HENRY ANSGAR KELLY is past Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA. LOUIS W. KARLIN is an attorney with the California Court of Appeal and Fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas. GERARD B. WEGEMER is Director of the Center for Thomas More Studies
Thomas More : a portrait of courage by Gerard Wegemer( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most admired figures and one of the great lawyers and statesmen of all time, Thomas More was voted "Lawyer of the Millennium" by the Law Society of Great Britain and named "Patron of Statesmen" by John Paul II. More combined immense humanistic learning with an unequaled command of the legal and political traditions of Christendom, forging a profound philosophy of statesmanship and freedom. To this philosophic and cultural achievement, More added the virtues of an exemplary husband, father, and friend and the detachment and interior peace of a saint. He thus emerged from the first great crisis of modern tyranny-a crisis that would claim his life-as the model of a truly free man, whose conscience and character no despot can subvert. More was canonized in 1935, as Hitler was rising to power and the world needed an example of courage and skill in the face of the greatest of dangers
The sadness of Christ : and final prayers and instructions by Thomas More( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the last book Thomas More wrote. In it he gives his lifelong reflections on such topics as the nature of prayer, the basis of courage, the demands of true friendship and the requirements of statesmanship
Tomás Moro by Gerard Wegemer( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary and philosophic design of Thomas More's Utopia by Gerard Wegemer( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Thomas More : faithful statesman by Gerard Wegemer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fr. John McCloskey and Dr. Gerard Wegemer discuss the man for all seasons. More was the 16th century statesman who served as Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII who had More executed for defending the country's ancient liberties and for refusing to compromise his conscience, dying "the King's good servant, and God's first." More's writings are relevant today
Thomas More on Statesmanship by Gerard Wegemer( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What Holbein and Lockey captured in "The family of Sir Thomas More" : a family "furnished for the whole scope of human life" by Gerard Wegemer( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas More's "rule" of pleasure before, after, and in Utopia( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<Title><x>Abstract</x></title>After establishing a context of More's lifelong engagement with the "calculus" of pleasure, this essay shows how the section devoted to the Utopians' pleasure philosophy is structured around five formulations of a "rule" to calculate "true and honest [<italic>honesta</italic>]" pleasure in ways that playfully imitate and echo the "rule" Cicero formulates several times in<italic>De officiis</italic>to discern one's duty when there seems to be a conflict between<italic>honestas et utilitas</italic>. When followed, the Utopian pleasure calculus shows the necessary role of<italic>societas, officii, iustitia, caritas</italic>, and the other aspects of human nature, most importantly friendship, that Cicero stresses in his rule and that he argued Epicurus ignored. Much of the irony and humor of this section depends on seeing the predominance of Ciceronian vocabulary in Raphael's unusual defense [<italic>patrocinium</italic>] of pleasure, rather than a Ciceronian defense of duty rooted in<italic>honestas.</italic>Throughout, however, this essay also shows how More goes beyond Cicero by including Augustinian and biblical allusions to suggest ways that our final end is not as Epicurus or the Stoics or Cicero claim; the language and allusions of this section point to a level of good cheer and care for neighbors and for God in ways quite different from any classical thinker
The sadness of Christ : and final prayers and benedictions by Thomas More( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas More's Life by Gerard Wegemer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents biographical information on English statesman and author Thomas More (1478-1535), provided by Gerard Wegemer. More was indicted and beheaded for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England. He was later canonized a saint. Contains a chronology of More's life, his writings, and a list of More's family members
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A Thomas More source book
A Thomas More source bookYoung Thomas More and the arts of libertyThomas More's trial by jury : a procedural and legal review with a collection of documentsTomás MoroThomas More on Statesmanship
Alternative Names
Gerard Wegemer académico estadounidense

Gerard Wegemer académicu estauxunidense

Gerard Wegemer American academic

Wegemer, Gerard

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